How did you like our stroll down the street Kali? It was ok….not very warm though. If you hadn’t been resting your head on my butt and had your paws over my legs, I would have felt a chill. You sound like an old lady Kali. I do not! You asked how I liked the stroll, for hairy nip’s sake. Who’s Hairy Nip? Is he someone I know? I want to meet him, Kali. Oh fur..sistehs!! Wipe your paws, Shoko! You weren’t brought up in a Cattery. You sound ticked sis….what’s ahappen-ning widt youse…big girl? I’m bored stiff Shoko. I know what you mean Kali. We have to get involved in something indoors…..it’s no fun out here. I guess you’re right Shoko. Really, it is up to us to entertain ourselves. Mom can’t play all the time she has to clean our bedding, feed us, get treats, buy us fun toys and then dad’s going to want the same, so I guess she is pretty busy.
I’m going to look for my *Paw a Treat* toy. Found it.
This doorknob is filthy dirty, I’ll clean it for mom…lickity, lick, lick. Now for a nap,,,,coming Shoko? Whoa Kali that knob really shines. I can see your face in it sis. My tongue’s rather tired now. Let’s have a well deserved nap Kali. We can dream of the warm summer winds.
When we last left Shoko she was shattered by the knowledge she has grey furs at the base of her tail. We tune in today to find Einstein’s reaction to Shoko’s devastating news about getting old. Kali on the other paw is rather enjoying Shoko’s turmoil. Payback time for all those sneak attacks and stolen treats.
What else could I do to cover my grey, Kali…something that’s cheap. I don’t have the money for a dye for just 2 inches on my tail. I know mom wouldn’t agree with it. Well, there is one other option that won’t cost anything. What is it Kali? Mom has felt pens for labelling food. I’ll bet she’d lend you her black one. Not a bad idea Kali. Mom would have to colour me….she has thumbs….we don’t. Mom can you colour me with your felt pen and cover the grey? Do you think this is such a good idea? What will happen when you go out in the snow or when your sister slops water on the floor and you decide to sit down? Cwap! I never thought of that. I guess the black would change the snow’s colour and make a black mark on the floor. It’s rude to laugh at my problem Kali! I can’t help it Shoko, you’re such a drama queen….jeepers! You know Einstein…….just talk to him and tell him about the grey furs. I’ll bet ya tonight’s dehydrated chicky treats he understands. I guess I have no choice. *sigh* I had mom write to Einstein and I was so worried but I received his e-mail so fast, I couldn’t believe it. This is the gist of the e-mail :
Mom went off for another dose of mouse’s protein yesterday. She’s gone for hours when she gets this stuff. I guess she has to catch the mouse and someone must help her put the protein the mouse gives her into the medication. She says she goes to a place called the horse pittel. Sounds terribly gross to me but then I’m not fond of horses.
Big place mom. Not many peeps. Was this after hours? Just early….there’s not much I can say about it. It has lots of mice though. Good to know.
The nerd sis make her sit while they drip this protein into her veins. Mom says it can hurt if they don’t hit the vein quickly with the needle. They must drip this protein through a tube with a sharp needle on it. Eww….I wouldn’t like that.
Now, she is just very tired so we’ll let her sleep. Shhh…Shoko quit throwing your mice at mom, let her be. Come on Shoko let’s stare at her and see if she grows whiskers after the mouse’s protein. MOL Sounds good to me Kali.
Let’s take a stroll through the Lane. Our neighbours worked and got rid of some trees earlier during the summer. There was a loud racquet for days coming from this backyard. This is what they added. A wire fence or a section of it. Looks like some peeps are ready to play hockey out here. These folk had a B & E early last year and this is their protection now, a new fence where everybody can walk around it.
I’m coming mom. Slow down I gotta read the newspaper and find out who’s been here. Spot the Siamese! MOL Pretty good hiding place, eh? I still can’t catch a mouse though….I’ve tried everything…cwap! Ahhhh….feels good to lay down.
Here is a slightly blurry picture of Cow-Kitty looking proud as punch. Yep, you’re right, this is a pile of dirt on Showkali Island. Cow-Kitty was sleeping in here when mom got up this morning so she took him a bowl of Purrfect Bistro Duck Pate. He proceeded to gobble it up and then he buried his bowl. Mom had never seen this before have you?
Good grief, we thought you two would never wake up! You both slept for more than 48 hours. *Yawn* We were very tired. I guess everything that has happened caught up with us.
Hello and thank you for all your help. Not many would put up with us and keep us warm and as dry as possible. My name is Willow and I am Sky’s big sister. We have been staying in Williams Creek for several weeks now. We managed to find enough food to keep rollin’ on. The nights were the worst….the male stones that worked sifting gold all day would get totally stoned and want to rock with ladies and harass us. They would finally settle on some cheap looking cracked rocks that were out for a good time.
I was taught stone physiology and am able to work as a nurse for any sand based shape. I have helped several female rocks give birth to the tiniest of pebbles. This is the satisfying part of being a Stoned Nurse. I am capable of helping a hurt stone or pebble. What happened to your mom? Mom left to pursue her dreams of becoming a Herbalist Stone. Oregano is a tranquil and calming herb to us, so mom found a school in Quesnel (kwa-nel) that deals with the properties of herbs and has a course designed for us. Before mom left us she said she wasn’t coming back to Barkerville and wished us the best and then she rolled on with her worldly belongings in a knapsack. We were sad for awhile but she was doing what she always wanted to do and when we saw your carrying bag laying on the grass we knew it was our chance to leave Barkerville forever. So we rolled on over to your blue bag and the flat cats helped us hop aboard. So, why did you run into the Lane? We were worried about you. Sky was quite worried. Well Kali I panicked. There were so many cats….granted they were mostly flats but they scared me. Well, we’re all here now and lets enjoy each others company.
Shoko – black
Sky – red violet
Willow – hot pink
Kali – orange
Today started with Shoko singing at about 5:30am…mom hollered to be quiet Shoko. This didn’t deter Shoks as she began really singing loud a half an hour later. Mom got up checked the food, water and kit lit….all looked good so she went back to bed. However , after talking with Shoko and wandering around the house, she couldn’t get back to sleep so we all got up at 6:30am….thanks Shoko.
What a horrible morning. I was minding my own business watching Shoko walk through mom’s containers of flowers thinking, “What a dunce, she’s getting her feet and face all wet.”
Out comes mom looking all phoney happy and chattering a mile a minute. This means something is about to happen to one of us. I was secretly hoping it was going to be Shoko but no way, mom picked me up and remarked how heavy I was. I am not mom and don’t be so rude!
Oh no!! She took me to the carrier with the fluorescent orange blanket….not that I have a carrier without a florescent orange blanket. This trip will mean the vets. Mom was kind of upset because I have a tendency to get ingrown nails and when dad clipped my nails last time, the middle nail bled and I made a big fuss about it.
When we got to the vets they took us right away. This hardly ever happens so I didn’t see my friend Joan. The technician weighed me and I had lost one and a half pounds. So there mom…I’m not as heavy as I was before.
Dr. Bowman was our vet and I didn’t care for him. He kept poking around my nail so I growled at him a few times. I got to give him credit….he knew I was getting fed up and sped the exam along nicely. Turns out my nail was pretty good. He thinks I have arthritis in my front paws though. He gave mom some weird looking pills. You’re not giving those things to me! The ride home was very quiet…I had nothing to say and mom was just glad that part was over.
We arrived home and Shoko was nowhere in sight. Mom called and called her…she was a no show. Then mom caught a glimpse of her….
The capsule…well I smelled the contents of my food and I wouldn’t eat it. Shoko liked it though. Mom was having a dicky bird telling Shoko, “No, you don’t need that.” Next step…..spoon feed me the medicine and food. We’ll see if that works.
I’m laying out like Lady Muck and mom has a wee spoon with Fancy Feast beef on it and my med. I taste it and……make way, where’s the bowl of this stuff. It’s delicious! Mom is happy and I’m full.